Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott Heron performed at the Carolina Theatre here in Durham last year. I had the honor and privilege of sitting down with him after the show. He was one of my biggest inspirations and he will be dearly missed.

4 Comments to ‘Gil Scott Heron’:

  1. tommy rock on 4 Jul 2011 at 7:48 am: 1

    wow, always kicking knowledge!

  2. N. on 7 Jul 2011 at 11:23 pm: 2

    A library!

  3. tim on 8 Aug 2011 at 1:19 pm: 3

    His lyrics could fill volumes, his themes were universal, his love of humankind was immense. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” should be required listening/discussion/reading for all high school students, maybe even middle school. The richness of the political and cultural references are historical and iconic. It is prophetic and at the same time current.

  4. Jomosson on 20 Jan 2012 at 9:32 am: 4

    “if they don’t get in the wash they’ll catch you in the rinse”
    The Prophet was a voice the voice of a generation the reflection of the prior generation an the result of many generations.

    The way his life came to be. The things he saw and should not have seen.The world that he had to navigate should have long been mapped and his place a swiveled chair high a mass providing for a mass yet a development arrested.

    Family fragmentation a retarding implementation a legacy relived revived and reinforced.

    It’s not just his words that mark his legacy however it is his life in totality that we must view.

    In any other communities in the American society the life of someone of the magnitude of The Prophet (GSH)would have resulted in a large bounty for that community.

    Just like the giants before him of arts and science. Lives
    corrupted and covered in dismal misinformation unguarded and under revered til a moment to late.

    Cutting off the growth at the head. A subliminal message a reinforcement of the “runaway slave the uppity one syndrome”, watch it boy stay inline go only as far as “we” want.
    The institutionalization of the slave plantation mentality the covert psychology of sustained systematic racism, embedded and on automatic…”on coming from a broken home”

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